Jin's Auto Scholarship was started by the owners of Jin's Auto (a car repair centre), who felt such pride and joy when they witnessed Korean students receiving prizes at a graduation ceremony of a high school in Christchurch.
Jin's Auto Scholarship was first awarded to two high school graduates from the year 1999, when both graduates received runner-up Dux in their respective high schools. Since then, the owners of Jin's Auto has donated tens of thousands of dollars for the scholarship, which has been very highly regarded by the Korean community.
Due to the owners' retiring in 2012, Jin's Auto scholarship had to be discontinued. In order to continue on their legacy, however, Korean Scholarship Trust was formed. The (previous) owners of Jin's Auto fully supports KST and the Canterbury Scholarship.