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Young people

The City of Gold Coast recognises the valuable contribution young people make to our city.

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 a project in an academic, cultural, vocational or sporting field.

Applications are open to young people 21 years or younger, who reside or attend school or an educational institution in Mudgeeraba and the surrounding area.

2017 Fellowship

Applications for the 2017 John Franklin Fellowship Awards will open in February 2017. 

Contact details

Fax: 07 5581 5203
Email: youth@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Mail: The Honorary Secretary
John Franklin Memorial Fellowship Trust
c/o Safe and Liveable Communities Branch
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042 GOLD COAST MC 9729


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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George O'Brien (President, John Franklin Memorial Trust Fellowship), Jessie (2016 recipient) and Councillor Tozer.
Kaitlyn (2016 recipient)

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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