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LaMelo Ball Joins Forces With Jay-Z's Roc Nation School To Offer New Four-Year Scholarship

Jay-Z actively champions education — and now, NBA’s own LaMelo Ball is joining forces with the entertainment mogul. For Long Island University’s (LIU’s) Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment’s latest scholarship, the Charlotte Hornets star announced on Sept.29 that he’ll be providing a four-year scholarship for Fall 2022 to a student majoring in sports management or sports communication/marketing, according to TMZ Sports . “I want to encourage the next generation of sports executives and leaders to follow their dreams just like I did to make it to the NBA,” Ball told the outlet. “I’m fortunate to have the means and public platform to support others, so I want to do my part and create a lane for a student to get a strong education and be in a position to make a meaningful impact in the sports industry.” The LaMelo Ball Scholarship will provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to pursue their career in sports marketing. The Roc Nation program “will allow students...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 1, 2021

Jay-Z's Roc Nation Partners With LIU to Open Music, Sports and Entertainment School

Much like his wife, Jay-Z is always working to provide more opportunities in our community. According to HipHop-N-More , the business magnate’s Roc Nation has partnered with Long Island University (LIU) to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at LIU Brooklyn. The institution will serve as “a globally renowned destination for world-class education, exceptional career development, cultural initiatives and philanthropic endeavors,” the site says . Also, the newly-founded school will offer the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship to 25 percent of enrolled students for a debt-free education. “This partnership, envisioned alongside LIU President Dr. Cline, is a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City and beyond,” said Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez in a press release. “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...

Niki McGloster

Aug 5, 2020