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Toronto Native Earns $40K Scholarship To Attend Jay-Z’s School Of Music At LIU

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Samantha Samaka


Samantha Samaka, a Toronto native, announced her acceptance to Long Island University earlier this month. She was given a $40,000 scholarship for four years as part of the university’s Excellence Award.

“Thank you so much for my tuition being paid,” Samaka wrote in a Twitter post. “I am so so so honored to be the first Black woman from Toronto, Canada to be accepted into Jay-Z’s School of Music,” she claimed.

The singer and rapper will begin the university’s Vocal Performance BM degree in the Spring 2023 term.

“Live the LIU experience with over 280,000 alumni worldwide, in-demand majors, access to prominent internship placements and successful careers,” the acceptance letter wrote.” Shark Nation has over 30 Division I teams, state-of-the-art exercise and e-sports facilities, access to CEOs and leaders in industries, and a vibrant campus life filled with opportunities to expand your social and professional networks.”

According to Samaka, she has aspirations to become “the next biggest Nigerian female artist.” Now, LIU Brooklyn will support her in her journey.

In 2020, Jay-Roc Z’s Nation will collaborate with LIU to open the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at LIU Brooklyn.

“This partnership, envisioned in collaboration with LIU President Dr. Cline, is a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond,” Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez stated at the time in a news statement. “We’re thrilled that the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment will provide students with unparalleled insight, knowledge, and experiences while also introducing the world to the next generation of unrivaled talent.”

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