Austin J. Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund

Austin J. Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Austin J. Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Julie and Cody Hart to honor Austin’s legacy of selflessness, integrity, hard work, courage, ambition, and entrepreneurial spirit. This scholarship aims to support current and future students at Colorado State University pursuing business degrees.

Austin was a young man who lived his life to the absolute fullest. From the time he was a small child, he loved to learn to do new things. Anything that had wheels or a motor caught his attention. He could draw and create, especially if the subject was hot rods.

He learned at an early age to set goals and work hard to achieve the things he dreamed of achieving. He valued ethics, morals, and the happiness of friends and family. He graduated from Colorado State University (in record speed) and started his own business: Hart Body Shop. He never once thought of it as work. He relocated his business to Lake Havasu City, AZ in February 2018 to realize his dream of racing jet skis professionally. He also enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes, off-roading in his Jeep, golfing and being outdoors. He was a rescuer of dogs.

He was a good friend, a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. He paid it forward in life by mentoring people and lending a helping hand to others. He was so very loved by all who knew him. When he smiled, he lit up the world and you could see what true happiness looked like.