Scott Hannah

Past President and CEO of the Credit Counselling Society.

  1. Scott Hannah Memorial Scholarship

Scott Hannah Memorial Scholarship

About Scott G. Hannah

Scott Hannah was the founding President and CEO for the Credit Counselling Society  (CCS) when it opened its doors in 1996 through until 2023 at which time he retiredA focused vision combined with a passion to help others, ensured CCS’s humble beginnings flourished into the organization it is today. Scott brought energy and passion to the world of personal money management, financial education, and credit counselling and thousands of Canadians financial well-being has been improved as a direct impact of Scott’s commitment to this work. Sadly, Scott passed away in June 2023, but not a day goes by where his influence cannot be felt.

Scott Hannah in his office at the Credit Counselling Society.

About The Scott Hannah Memorial Scholarship

The Credit Counselling Society is excited to recognize students who have a passion for personal finance and financial literacyTo that end, the Board of Directors has approved the establishment of scholarship program to honour Scott’s legacy.

The Prize

Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Number Available: 5 (limited to one per lifetime)

The Payment

A cheque will be given to the award winner in the name of their chosen post-secondary institution with the winner’s name in the “memo” in midSeptember. 


Must be a Grade 12 student planning to attend a full-time program at an accredited post-secondary institution.  Verification of acceptance and/or enrollment is required before the award is presented in September.  

Residency: Must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Residence status in Canada, and living in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, or the Territories.  Proof of citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required. 

Deadline to Apply

Applications start January 1st and close April 30th.
Winners will be contacted by May 31st.


A panel of judges will assess submissions based upon content, innovation, originality and the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the importance of personal financial wellness. 


The winner will be contacted via email and must respond within five (5) business days from the date of the email.  If there is no response, CCS reserves the right to select another recipient.  Students who have not been chosen will not be contacted. 

 Winners must consent to the publication of their name and city and province.

Privacy and Confidentiality

All information contained in the scholarship applications received by CCS will be held in the strictest confidence according to our Privacy and Confidentiality PolicyExpress consent will be obtained prior to using any part of a submission for external purposes. 


Please submit a creative video essay, not exceeding 3 minutes in length, or a written essay, no longer than 500 words, that:  

1. Explains how this scholarship will help you.

2. Explains your future aspirations. 

3. Describes your passion for financial wellnessHere are some prompts to consider as you plan your submission (note: you are not required to address all items below): 

  • Why are you passionate about the importance of financial literacy?
  • What does financial wellness mean to you?
  • How have you influenced others towards a healthy approach to financial wellness?
  • What are the financial principles that you live by?
  • How do you plan to build a better financial future for yourself?
  • How do you hope to leverage your future career in the service to others as it relates to financial literacy?
  • How would you open up conversations about money in today’s society?
  • Share about a project you undertook related to personal finance.

The sky is the limit!

*If applicable, you may submit supporting documentation that will enhance the judges’ understanding of your application.

How to Submit

Download and complete the application form.

Submit the completed application form, attaching the necessary documents, and if submitting a video, include the link in the body of your email, to:

You will receive an automatic reply indicating receipt of your submission.  Please do not contact our office to confirm receipt. 


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