February 24, 2024
Texas State University, San Marcos

Scholarships_tsgcMary El-Beheri Memorial Fund
Terry Smith Pass Auf Memorial Fund

The Texas State German Contest welcomes donations to a memorial fund in honor of

Mary El-Beheri (February 4, 1938 – February 21, 2012)
Founder and long-time Director of the Texas State German Contest,

as well as

Terry Smith (September 2, 1950 – August 29, 2018
Founding member and long-time Director of Pass Auf

Proceeds will be used each year (beginning in 2013) to fund a TSGC award in honor of Mary and/or an award to the 1st place winning team of Pass Auf at the Texas State German Contest (beginning in 2019).

 Checks should be made out to the

“Texas State German Contests, Inc.” and include “Mary El-Beheri Memorial Fund” OR “Terry Smith Pass Auf Fund” in the memo line and sent to:

 Texas State German Contest
Attn: Jennifer Christianson, Director
P.O. Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006


Feb. 9, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $12 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $15 per student.

Feb. 14, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

Feb. 17, 2024
Digital Event submissions due by 9:00 a.m.

Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due by 9:00 a.m.

Important Dates

Feb. 24, 2024
Texas State German Contest, 42nd Anniversary, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 10, 2024
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

Anytime during the school year August 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Spring Teacher Grant applications due

February 22, 2025
Texas State German Contest 2025

Contact Us

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson

Sprachfest/TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

Onsite Directors
Dr. Ewa Siwak & Dr. Valentina Glajar
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

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