Dylan Taylor

Lethbridge, Alta.
Foundation Year Program (Bachelor of Journalism, Honours)
2020 Scholar

“I was interested in going to journalism school, and King’s jumped out as a high-calibre institution. The mother of a middle school friend had heard great things about the Foundation Year Program (FYP).”

What has receiving the Donald R. Sobey Scholarship meant to you?

“I was set on going to King’s this year regardless of whether or not I got a scholarship. This scholarship gives me the freedom to not worry about working part-time or applying for a student loan. Instead, I can use my extracurricular time to be a staff reporter for the student-run The Watch, an independent newsmagazine. I wouldn’t be able to sink fully into the King’s experience otherwise, so it’s a big relief.”

Why did you choose King’s?

“I was interested in going to journalism school, and King’s jumped out as a high-calibre institution. The mother of a middle school friend had heard great things about the Foundation Year Program (FYP) and had told me about it. I thought it sounded like a unique opportunity.”

What do you like best about being a King’s student?

“This might be a weird answer, but I love the FYP essay crunches where everyone is stressing out, working hard and getting down to it. People are helping each other out and sharing ideas, and there’s great energy in that.”

What book that you’ve read at King’s has made the biggest impression so far?

“That’s a tricky question, but I’d have to choose Sappho’s poems. They have really contemporary themes and writing, and they’re applicable to where we are right now in the world.”