Roc Nation and Jay-Z have been contributing to the community to create opportunities. The unstoppable team has joined again to develop the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment at Long Island University.
On August 4, a press release surfaced explaining the collaboration will begin enrolling students in fall 2021. It will also provide the Roc Nation Hope Scholarships for 25 percent of incoming freshmen, which will be a competitive decision based on academics, as there will only be a small amount selected. The partnership includes that scholars will graduate debt-free.
According to the press release, the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment will consist of individual mentorships, engaging with professors, guest artists and lecturers, internships and making sure students are given hands-on experience and professional connections.
“Pursuing higher education is an investment in one’s future,” CEO of Roc Nation, Desiree Perez said. “This partnership, envisioned alongside LIU President Dr. Cline, is a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City and beyond. We’re excited that the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide unique insight, knowledge, and experiences for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent.”
The school will offer degrees in music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management. Along with that, a summer camp will be offered to those interested in attending the school and programs for 10 to 18 year old’s. These offers will begin in Spring 2021 with scholarships available.
“We are proud to offer students the extraordinary scholarship and learning opportunities they need to achieve their goals through this creative collaboration,” Eric Krasnoff the LIU Board Chairman said. “It embodies Long Island University’s renown as a destination for world-class education, exceptional career development, and empowering cultural initiatives.”