Jay-Z can soon add a new impressive accomplishment to his repertoire.
Roc Nation is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to create the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. Students will be able to enroll for the fall 2021 semester. About 25 percent of the freshman class will be granted Roc Nation Hope Scholars that will allow them to graduate debt-free. These scholarships will be based on merit and financial need, specifically targeting New York City high school seniors.
Jay-Z, the Brooklyn-native and 22-time Grammy winner, founded Roc Nation, an entertainment company that manages athletes and artists, in 2008.
“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,” said Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez.
The school will be located in downtown Brooklyn on Long Island University’s campus. The program is set to offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, along with sports management. In the spring of 2021, the school will also launch resources for secondary students. The effort includes Saturday programs and residential camps that focus on similar subjects.
“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,” LIU President Kimberly Cline said in a statement.
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