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Roc Nation & Brooklyn’s LIU Launch New School

Roc Nation has partnered with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment. Enrollment for the new school will begin Fall 2021.

25% of incoming freshman will receive the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship allowing them to graduate without any debt. Applicants can begin to apply this fall and the recipients of the Hope Scholarship will be selected from a group of “academically competitive, need-based first time freshman from New York” according to The Charlotte Observer.

The new school will offer undergraduate degrees in sports management, music, music technology, production and entrepreneurship.

Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez called the new partnership with LIU “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 her statement Tuesday.

Students in the program will gain hands on experience through internships in addition to learning from professors and artists. Beginning in Spring 2021 the school will expand its reach to students ages 10-18 with Saturday programs that focus on music and sports management and will launch summer residential camps for high schoolers. Scholarships will also be awarded to participants in these programs as well.