Roc Nation teams up with Long Island University to launch new school

August 7, 2020 0

Roc-Nation-teams-up-with-Long-Island-University-to-launch-new-school Roc Nation teams up with Long Island University to launch new school

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment launches enrollment process for students in the fall of 2021 semester.

JAY-Z’s Roc Nation is collaborating with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment. 

The new school will start enlisting students for the fall 2021 semester. About 25% of the approaching freshman will get Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. Those grant beneficiaries will graduate with no financial obligation. Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said that the new cooperation with Long Island University 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,” Perez continued in a statement.

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment will offer college degrees in sports management, music, music tech innovation, production, and business entrepreneurship. Applications will start to be acknowledged this fall and the scholarship beneficiaries will be chosen from a gathering of “academically competitive, need-based first-time freshmen from New York,” according to The Charlotte Observer.

“Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicenter of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success,” Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly Cline said in a statement. “We look forward to joining with Roc Nation to offer an unprecedented educational resource that opens up the entertainment and sports world to a new and eager generation.”

At the new institution, students will have the option to interface with visitor speakers and artists and gain real-life fundamentals via internships. Furthermore, starting in spring 2021, summer private camps will be accessible for high school students and Saturday programs will be accessible for students between the ages of 10 and 18. These programs will concentrate on music and sports management. Grants will likewise be accessible for those qualified students.


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