I’m pleased to announce the launch of The Kyle Patrick Urbashich Educational Assistance Scholarship! I’ve been dreaming about launching a scholarship like this for so long and it’s finally here!
My mission since turning 18 was simply to make the world a better place. At 18, I didn’t know exactly how I was going to do it, but I knew my heart would guide me in the right direction. Starting in college, I began leading the LGBTQ student group where I eventually took on the role of President. I had the opportunity to work with University leadership to lead positive institutional change for LGBT students.
After graduating from Northern Illinois University, I went on to work in Corporate America where I work as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Analyst for a leading fintech company in Chicago’s Loop. Working here has also allowed me the opportunity to work on diversity and inclusion efforts for the company, overseeing initiatives that affect the greater employee population.
Looking back, I cannot help but attribute my success to each and every person who reached out to help me. From the staff at the Illinois Masonic Children’s Home who helped raise me, to my high school teacher turned mentor who continues to lend her never ending support of me, to my colleagues who push me to be better than I was yesterday, and to Sharon, Bob and my brothers and sisters who love me endlessly — I could not have done this without them.
For me, going to college was the privilege of a lifetime. It has opened my eyes in so many ways and allowed me to obtain a word-class education. It has opened me up to so many opportunities and I am forever grateful. This scholarship, I hope, will help another deserving student fulfill their dreams.
It is the honor and a privilege to be fortunate enough to help others through this scholarship. Details about the scholarship and the application process are forthcoming, so stay tuned!
As always, thank you for loving and supporting me. — Ky