For the sixth consecutive year, Opportunities NB (ONB) is inviting high school graduates enrolled in New Brunswick post-secondary institutions to apply for one of our 10 NB Proud Awards worth $1,000 each. The awards will be presented to 10 graduates from across New Brunswick’s five economic regions to support their post-secondary educational goals in any way they choose.

ONB is pleased to again recognize high school graduates who demonstrate pride in New Brunswick and a passion to stay and contribute to that growth. These awards encourage students to pursue their post-secondary studies here at home and help to ensure those students are prepared for the opportunities within New Brunswick’s workforce.

One of New Brunswick’s (and ONB’s) challenges is ensuring we have a robust talent pipeline for industry. We recognize that student retention is essential to helping New Brunswick meet the workforce needs it faces now and in the future.

“Retaining students is critical to the long-term growth and prosperity of our economy,” said CEO Sadie Perron, “Business success is dependent on continued access to a talented, skilled, and knowledgeable workforce. ONB is proud to continue its support of New Brunswick students as they explore their interests, pursue their goals, and reach new heights here in their home province.”

This year, applicants are asked to submit an essay (between 100 and 200 words) responding to one of three questions. See the application guidelines below for those questions and other important details.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS (Please review before applying)

Applications are due by 11:59 PM AST on Sunday, May 15.


For more information about the NB Proud Awards, please contact us at

Good luck to all who apply!