The GRAMMY Award-winning musician to speak at school’s Industry Expert Speaker Series
Grammy Award-winning musician and entrepreneur Megan Thee Stallion has announced plans to provide a full-tuition, four-year scholarship for a student looking to pursue their education at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment at Long Island University.
Prospective students looking to enroll in the program – starting in the fall 2021 semester – can apply for the rapper’s scholarship opportunity at apply.liu.edu/rn.
As part of the announcement, the Houston native also announced that she will be participating in Long Island University’s “Industry Expert Speaker Series,” where she will be speaking to enrolled students at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment to delve deeper into her industry expertise.
“Getting an education is incredibly important to me,” Megan shares in a statement. “I still have academic goals that I want to achieve, so if I can use my resources to open doors and create opportunities for at least one student, then it’s a victory. It’s important that we encourage our students to pursue their passions and put them in positions to become the next game changer in whichever fields they choose.”
In addition to juggling her responsibilities one of the world’s pre-eminent musicians, Megan is also studying Health Care Administration at Texas Southern University and plans to use her college degree to open and manage assisted-living facilities in Houston.
Megan’s scholarship giveaway comes on the heels of Long Island University’s announcement that super producer 9th Wonder would join the faculty of the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment as a visiting professor and artist in residence, where he would teach courses in hip-hop history and the making of an album. 9th Wonder joins award-winning soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome and renowned baritone vocalist Colin Levin on the growing roster of artists who will serve as instructors.
Long Island University and Roc Nation announced the partnership and formation of the school in August 2020 with the inaugural semester kicking off in fall 2021. The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will prepare students for a wide range of careers in performance, entrepreneurship, all aspects of music, and sports business management.
The school offers undergraduate degrees in applied music; music technology, entrepreneurship and production; sports communication and marketing; sports management; and vocal performance. Students will engage with university professors, alongside visiting guest artists and lecturers, while participating in immersive internships, ensuring they graduate with both hands-on experience and a network of professional contacts.