The KM Hatano Scholarship was established by Mr Yasuji Hatano, president of Kokusai Motorcars Co Ltd. of Japan, for students enrolled in any Bachelors program and in their final year of study. They must be studying at the Gold Coast campus and be able to display evidence of leadership and service to the Gold Coast Community.
One scholarship valued at $5,000, paid in a single instalment.
Applications closed for 2020.
Can I apply?
To be eligible you must:
- be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
- be enrolled in a Bachelor academic program offered at Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus
- have a GPA of 6.0 or above*
- be enrolled full-time in Trimester 1, 2020 and be eligible to graduate at the end of 2020**
- have completed at least 50% of the courses of your current academic program from courses offered at Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus
- if enrolled in a one-year Honours program following a three-year Bachelors academic program, have completed at least 50% of the Bachelors program courses at the Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University
*if you have a GPA of less than 6.0 you may be considered in exceptional circumstances as determined by the committee
**part-time enrolment may be considered in exceptional circumstances as determined by the committee
What do I include in my application?
To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:
- Leadership and community
- Personal Statement:
- Career Goals and Aims
Applicants meeting the initial scholarship criteria will be contacted after the closing date by email to provide the following:
- Detailed personal statements on the following:
- Community involvement: Service to the Gold Coast community inside and outside of the University
- Scholarship benefit: What receiving the KM Hatano Scholarship will mean to you and how you will use the funds
- Experience: Ambassadorial qualities - how do you envisage your contribution to the wider community as a recipient of the KM Hatano Scholarship?
- Any documentation to support your statements
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed (refer Terms and Conditions) .
One scholarship is available valued at $5,000 payable in a single instalment.
Payments are made within six weeks after the Census Date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions.
Mr Yasuji Hatano, President of Kokusai Motorcars Co Ltd. of Japan, established the KM Hatano Scholarships in 1989. Mr Hatano donated $100,000 to encourage the students in the pursuit of excellence in academic achievement, leadership and contribution to the Gold Coast Community.
Sponsored by Mr Yasuji Hatano, President of Kokusai Motorcars Co Ltd. of Japan.
Payment is made, after census, on confirmation you are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet eligibility requirements.
Students will be required to give a 7 minute presentation on a topic that demonstrates the applicant's leadership skills and commitment to the Gold Coast Community. There will also be a series of questions that will cover- What receiving the KM Hatano Scholarship will mean to you, how you will use the funds and how you would envisage contribution to the wider community as a recipient of the KM Hatano Scholarship.
The Scholarship may be extended, suspended or revoked in accordance with the Regulations and Conditions of the Scholarship. The Committee will retain the right to withdraw the Scholarship. The Selection Panel holds the right to not award the Scholarship in any given year if in their opinion there is no worthy candidate.
Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.
Offers are made via email. Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.