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Gold Coast Youth

The City recognises the valuable contribution young people make to our city. Find out about the City of Gold Coast Youth Plan and related activities.

Grants and funding for youth

John Franklin Memorial Fellowship

John Franklin

Samuel John Franklin
Albert Shire Councillor 1982-1993

The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship Trust was established in memory of Councillor John Franklin who passed away in April 1993. The Trust commemorates John's love of life and his untiring involvement in the local community.

The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship is offered annually to enable young people to:

  • undertake study or research
  • obtain relevant experience; or
  • progress an academic, cultural, vocational or sporting project.

Applications are open to young people 21 years or younger. Applicants must:

  • reside in Mudgeeraba or the surrounding area; or
  • attend school (or other educational institution) in Mudgeeraba or the surrounding area.

2017 Fellowship applications are closed.

Applications are now closed. Grants will be available again during early 2018.


The 2016 John Franklin Memorial Fellowship was presented on Monday 25 April during the ANZAC Day sunset ceremony at Mudgeeraba. The recipients of the Fellowship for 2016 were Jessie McRae and Kaitlyn Shultz.

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The Fellowship was first awarded in 1994. The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship has been awarded to the following recipients:

  • 1994 - L Gotley
  • 1995 - V Warrener
  • 1996 - S Donoghue
    - M Park
  • 1997 - S Hurford
  • 1998 - S Tandy
    - T Malouf
  • 1999 - K Christensen
    - S Stanton-Cook
  • 2000 - J Costello
  • 2001 - T Davis
  • 2002 - J Rofe
  • 2003 - B Benjamin
    - D Cruickshank
  • 2004 - T Solano
  • 2005 - K McKean
  • 2006 - J Dickson
    - T King
  • 2007 - J Rogers
    - J Thomsen
  • 2008 - N Dickson
    - A Gibson
  • 2009 - P O'Flaherty
    - M McAllister
  • 2010 - P Baker
    - K Swift
  • 2011 - O Whitt
    - K Baker
  • 2012 - O Lucas
    - S Deegan
    - R Johnson
  • 2013 - H Halford-Smith
    - N Pasricha
  • 2014 - A Ewart
  • 2015 - J Hickey
    - G Miller
  • 2016 - Jessie McRae
    - Kaitlyn Shultz

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