Earnings from the endowed scholarship created in memory of Scott Handel are awarded each year to an outstanding student leader at Shenandoah Valley Academy. In 2018, the 9th annual leadership scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to Senior Class President Hannah Sloan. In April 2018, during Alumni Weekend at SVA Hannah was joined by her family to receive the R. Scott Handel Leadership Scholarship. She added her name to the scholarship plaque displayed in Dale E. Twomley Hall.
Hannah attributes her servant-leadership philosophy to the example set by her parents. In her scholarship application, she wrote of growing in various leadership roles and recognizing her responsibilities to her classmates and the importance of reflecting God in all her endeavors. Hannah has held various leadership positions at SVA including class pastor for three years, resident assistant (RA) in the dorm and a number of offices in the National Honor Society.