Retention of scholarship winning graduate students at NB universities: do they stay and work in NB after they graduate?
Since 2014, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has been offering graduate scholarships for Masters and Doctorate students to study at NB’s universities. Approximately 1M$ in scholarships are disbursed per year, supporting approximately 200 students. In an effort to determine the impact of these scholarships on the province, this project examines the retention of scholarship recipients from out of province and out of country after they graduate, and if the students then go to work in innovation related sectors, e.g. research and development. To ensure the continuation of this scholarship program, it is vital to measure the number of students given scholarships who stay in the province to work after graduation.