George and Miné Mikami arrived in Seward, Alaska in 1914. In 1915, George went to Anchorage as it was being founded as a tent city on Ship Creek Flats; the family followed soon after. Their four children went through the Anchorage schools and all attended UAF, graduating in 1934, 1935, 1937 and 1941. The Mikami children established this scholarship in honor of their parents for two students (one male and one female) who have good moral character. This fund was established in 1961 and has grown to be one of UAF’s largest scholarship endowments.
1. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student in the top 25% of his or her class. 2. Applicant must have sophomore or junior class standing at the beginning of the Fall 2012 (have between 30 and 90 earned credits). 3. Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. 4. Applicant must plan to remain in Alaska after graduation