The KM Hatano Scholarship was established by Mr Yasuji Hatano, president of Kokusai Motorcars Co Ltd. of Japan, to support students enrolled in their final year of any Bachelor degree.

Applicants 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.

Apply by 12 pm Monday 28 March 2022

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 degree offered at Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus
  • have a GPA of 6.0 or above*
  • be enrolled full-time in Trimester 1, 2022 and be eligible to graduate at the end of 2022**
  • 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 degree following a three-year bachelor degree, have completed at least 50% of the bachelor degree courses at Griffith University's Gold Coast campus.

* 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:

Study details

  • Program


  • Leadership and community.


  • Personal statement:
    • Career goals and aims.

Applicants meeting the initial scholarship criteria will be emailed after the closing date to provide the following:

  • Detailed personal statements addressing 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.

    Include any documentation to support your statements.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and will be required to give a seven-minute presentation on a topic that demonstrates their leadership skills and commitment to the Gold Coast community.

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One scholarship is available valued at $5,000 payable in a single instalment.

Payments are made up to six weeks after the census date subject to recipients satisfying scholarship terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

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.

Payment is made, after census, on confirmation that recipients are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet eligibility requirements.

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.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.