UNT student earns $10,000 scholarship from Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation

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Natalie Caballero

Joshua Urbanovsky of Granbury, a student in UNT's College of Business and College of Engineering, was honored as one of the state’s top business students at the Texas Business Hall of Fame 31st Annual Induction Dinner Nov. 14 in San Antonio. Urbanovsky earned a $10,000 scholarship, which he plans to use to help pay for his doctoral degree in computer science at UNT. 

The foundation annually awards one scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student studying entrepreneurship at each of the program’s 21 participating Texas universities. This year, Urbanovsky represented UNT.

On the same evening that Urbanovsky was presented with an award at a gala among more than 1,000 attendees, he witnessed the induction of several Texas legends into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

“Finding out that I had received the Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholarship left me in complete disbelief,” Urbanovsky said. “To be considered and honored in the same scholar class as the rest of the students who received this award, along with the Texas legends who were inducted into the Hall of Fame, is indescribable.”

Urbanovsky is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a bachelor of business administration degree in entrepreneurship. He plans on graduating from UNT in the spring of 2014.

“I have been fortunate to be a part of my two favorite programs at this university, the engineering and business colleges,” Urbanovsky said. “This hybrid of education and the effort from great professors who have each made a lasting impact on me has prepared me for this achievement.”

Urbanovsky is the son of Connie and Joe Urbanovsky and graduated from Granbury High School in 2009.