Megan Thee Stallion is well aware of the difficulties that many college students face in today’s society. As a college student herself, majoring in healthcare administration, she has experienced firsthand the struggles of juggling a career and college to keep the bills paid. She is now lessening that struggle for one deserving student at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The four-year scholarship from Megan Thee Stallion is one of many philanthropic support avenues that has been cultivated by the industry powerhouse and Roc Nation CEO, Desiree Perez.
Desiree Perez helped to start the promising school at Long Island University, which will begin classes this fall. One of the keys focuses of this institution is to open the doors of education for students who are facing obstacles to higher education. It is critical to the mission of the school to pick out promising, up-and-coming musical students and provide them with the tools and resources to develop into truly phenomenal talent. Students who are applying for the Stallion scholarship are to submit an application explaining why they are an ideal candidate and include a sample of their music.
The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment has a unique formula for success. Desiree Perez has brought together leading performers, vocalists, and musicians as faculty, to bring real-world experience to the classroom. In addition, students will have opportunities for internships within the industry, to apply their acquired knowledge firsthand. It is a continuation of her lifelong journey to advance opportunities for people of color and women in the entertainment industry. Her approach is clearly working, as already one-fourth of all incoming students are recipients of Roc Nation Hope Scholarships.