February 24, 2024
Texas State University, San Marcos


Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship


Mary El-Beheri (1938-2012) was a founder and the Executive Director of the Texas State German Contest for 30 years and had a deep passion and commitment to students learning and loving the German language and culture.  The TSGC Steering Committee has established a fund to be used for scholarships in her memory.  The intent of this scholarship is to recognize a student who also shares a passion for and love of learning the German language and culture.  A scholarship in the amount of at least $500.00 will be awarded each year at the Texas State German Contest Awards Ceremony.


  1. Applicant must be a senior who has competed and placed 1st – 5th place at the Texas State German Contest for at least 3 years, including the senior year.
  2. Applicant must indicate an intention to continue studying German at the post-secondary level.  If applicant is not immediately attending a post-secondary institution, he/she must still indicate how further study of German works into future plans.


  1. Schools may submit up to three applications if there are eligible seniors.  Teachers or students may take responsibility for submitting the applications on time.
  2. The application will be evaluated by a panel of TSGC Steering Committee members.
  3. Sweepstakes points earned in the applicant’s best 3 years at State will play a role in the evaluation, but all other sections of the application will also be considered.
  4. Recipient will be announced at the Texas State German Contest Awards Ceremony, at which time the recipient will receive a letter of instruction about how to claim the scholarship.
  5. Scholarships will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution.  Arrangements will be made if the student will not immediately be attending a post-secondary institution.

Click here for Mary El-Beheri Scholarship Application 2024

Deadline for application is Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 9:00 AM.  The application should be typed and submitted via the Google Form provided to teachers after contest.


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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