C. Mark & Amy Openshaw Annual Scholarship
The C. Mark & Amy Openshaw Annual Scholarship was established in 2015 to benefit Utah Valley University students enrolled in the School of Education. The recipient must be a full-time student in good standing and meet academic requirements of the University. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate great promise and intend to serve as a K-12 teacher.
The Openshaw family were a prominent Provo family who was tragically killed when their plane crashed in Missouri on June 12, 2015. Husband and wife Mark and Amy Openshaw died in the crash together with two of their children: 15-year-old Tanner and 11-year-old Ellie. A 5-year-old child was injured but survived. Sons Porter (serving an LDS mission in the South Pacific) and Zane (on a high school trip in Germany) were abroad at the time of the accident.
Charles Mark Openshaw II
Mark Openshaw grew up in Peoria, Arizona, and graduated from Brigham Young University, where he met Amy Foster of Laguna Hills, California. They were married in 1994.
Mark was an entrepreneur and co-founder of Aircom, a Utah-based technology company. He was an active force for education reform in his capacity as a member of Utah’s State Board of Education and was the much loved and admired sitting bishop of the Provo Edgemont 8eighth Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Amy was an honor student and athlete in the BYU Division I soccer team. She ran a marathon and two half-marathons, and she served a mission for the LDS Church in Kiev, Ukraine.