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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 now open for the 2017 John Franklin Fellowship Awards.  

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 March 2017.

How to apply

Complete the John Franklin Memorial Fellowship Application Form below and submit by email, fax or post by Tuesday 28 March 2017.

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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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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