Business Executive Desiree Perez recently announced a new academic offering that is aimed to help aspiring students reach their dreams. Recording artist Megan Thee Stallion is partnering with Roc Nation School of Music and Long Island University Brooklyn to provide a 4-year scholarship to a qualified student. Classes begin September 2021 and the Grammy-winning musician will also be a lecturer throughout the curriculum. Prospects applying for the scholarship will also have the chance to submit their music and express why they feel the scholarship would benefit them.
This philanthropic effort will give financial support to a student who otherwise may not have the resources to fund their tuition. In a recent press release, Megan Thee Stallion stated that she was offering financial support because she wanted to help create academic opportunities for people to thrive. The new school will focus on identifying talents of the arts and sports. It will have various lecturers from the entertainment and sports industries, and students will have internship opportunities upon graduating.
In addition, Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez is leading the development of a summer program that will be residential and for students ages 10 to 18. Roc Nation School of Music will have many visiting professors with industry experience such as 9 thWonder, Sam Newsom and Colin Levine. Global marketing agency Wieden+Kennedy will also be conducting a class at the new Roc Nation school beginning September 2021. This course-specific class will focus on strategic advertising in the media. Wieden+Kennedy agency played a key role in the success of Nike’s just do it campaign. Desiree Perez is excited about the opportunities this will create for future generations.