Today, Grammy Award-winning musician and entrepreneur Megan Thee Stallion 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 Megan’s scholarship opportunity here.
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 said. “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 Thee Stallion’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, where he would teach courses in hip-hop history and the making of an album.
“Music changed my life and opened doors for me in ways that I never could have imagined, so it’s only right that we impart our knowledge to help the next generation of ambitious leaders,” 9th Wonder said. “I’m truly honored to teach at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment and look forward to equipping these students with the tools to break barriers in their own lives and careers.”
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.