August 29, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities NB is awarding bursaries worth $1,000 each to 10 students across the province to support their post-secondary studies.

The #NBProud bursary program is meant to help students entering their first year of post-secondary education. Applicants were asked to include a short essay reflecting on why New Brunswick is special to them and what they will gain from a New Brunswick-based education.

“Your government recognizes that seeing our youth engaged in a New Brunswick education is important to growing our economy,” said Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “These bursaries are a great opportunity to celebrate our students’ pride in pursuing their studies in the province. We look forward to seeing them emerge as the next leaders of the New Brunswick workforce.”

The winners and their planned fields of study are:

  • Mackenzie Lauren Carter, Indian Mountain, Harrison Trimble High School; Mount Allison University, history;
  • Madison Shayne McLaughlin, Grand Manan, Grand Manan Community School; University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, nursing;
  • Blake McLaren Holt, Rothesay, Kennebecasis Valley High School; University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, computer science;
  • Connor Grant Crawford, Southampton, Nackawic High School; University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus, engineering;
  • Nicholas Samuel Duncan, Fredericton, Fredericton High School; University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus, mechanical engineering;
  • Jodi Colbie Leah McKay, Bay du Vin, James M. Hill Memorial High School; St. Thomas University, psychology/social work;
  • Brianna Davine Forbes, Targettville, Bonar Law Memorial High School; University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus, science;
  • Véronique McGraw, Petit-Rocher, École Secondaire Népisiguit; Université de Moncton, community health sciences;
  • Jolaine Duguay, Rivière-du-Portage, Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier; Université de Moncton, psychology; and
  • Jonathan Adam Parent, Edmundston, Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany; Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus, health sciences.

The bursary program aims to encourage youth to pursue their post-secondary education in the province, and to continue to develop a skilled workforce.

Opportunities NB is a Crown corporation that seeks to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province.


Eric Lewis, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-866-6938.