On October 1, 2015, the VEE Board of Directors met and made the following decisions on how VJAS is to administer the VEE Scholarships:
- Students may continue to apply for both the Lewis and MacKenzie Scholarships with a single application packet. However, effective immediately, a student who previously received or is awarded either the Lewis or MacKenzie scholarship is no longer eligible to receive the other scholarship in the current year or in any subsequent year. This change is effective beginning with the 2016 Research Symposium and Annual Meeting at UMW.
- The Frances and Sydney Lewis Environmental Science Scholarship will be reduced from $14,000 to $5,000. The 2016 Research Symposium's award will be the last $14,000 scholarship. The reduced scholarship amount goes into effect starting 2017 Research Symposium. All other aspects of the scholarship will remain the same.