Mark P. Tiner Memorial Scholarship
Profoundly influenced by his parents’ successful careers in education, Mark Tiner was inspired at an early age to pursue a degree in secondary education after high school. Actively engaged in his community, Mark was an Eagle Scout and surfed for Laguna Beach High School. His interests ranged from sports to volunteerism and he dreamed of attending the University of Southern California. Mark was an outgoing sophomore and even earned the nickname “Big Tiny” for his performances with local rap artists.
During his sophomore year in high school, Mark passed away in an automobile accident. His brother Sean, with whom he shared a deep bond, created The Mark P. Tiner Education Foundation to keep Mark’s dream of higher education alive through scholarships to graduating seniors in Orange County.
Since its establishment in 2006, The Mark P. Tiner Foundation, in partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation, has awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships to help qualified individuals achieve their educational aspirations. These scholarships are awarded to individuals interested in pursuing studies in visual arts, performing arts, athletics, and community service. The mission of The Mark P. Tiner Education Foundation is to publicly recognize academic excellence and promote higher education throughout the community.