#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship

In 2015, Against The Grain Productions added a new scholarship for aspiring fashion and graphic design students: The #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship is in honor of a special member of the ATG family Lyly Koenig Mendez.

Annual Amount

1 $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are:

  • Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio)
  • Academic performance
  • Leadership/community service experience and contribution
  • Letters of recommendation Phone/in-person committee interview

Application Process

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full- time, degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in fashion or graphic design.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

Application Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018


May 7, 2018


August 2018