Keep handing out the Top 3% Award – even without the grant – as a token of recognition. This is what students from the School of Business and Economics proposed in the Faculty Council this week.
The regulation on reimbursing the tuition fees of the best 3% of UM students will be abolished as of the next academic year. The Executive Board would prefer to spend the money – €700,000 in 2010 – on recruiting talented students who face financial hardship.
The students suggested continuing the award, including the ceremony and certificate, not as an incentive to come to Maastricht but to reward the SBE students who performed best. Dean Jos Lemmink thought this was a “good idea”, but didn’t promise to implement it. “We need to take a look at the costs first.”