Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship

2015 Information

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.  Any applications must be submitted through the German teacher.
  2. Sweepstakes points based on the current sweepstakes points system will be awarded to any events, individual or group, placed 1st – 5th at the Texas State German Contest for each year.
  3. The senior with the highest number of sweepstakes points in his/her best three years of State competition will be the recipient.
  4. In the event of a tie, the applicant’s resume, applicant statement, and the teacher’s recommendation will be considered and evaluated by a panel of TSGC founding members.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 2015 Mary El-Beheri Scholarship Application.

Deadline for application is Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM.  Application should be typed and e-mailed, along with any attachments, to the Director, Jennifer Christianson at




Feb. 6, 2021  
Site Director: Jillian Reilly

Jan. 17, 2021
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (early-bird deadline).

Jan. 24, 2021
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).


Cancelled in 2020
Trinity High School           

500 N Industrial
Euless,TX  76039     

Site Director :Hildegard Lombardo Hildegardlombardo@

More Important Dates

Feb. 27, 2021


Mar. 13, 2021
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2021 
Teacher Grant applications due

February 26, 2022
Texas State German Contest 2022

Contact Us

Beth Smith
Winterfest Mailing Address
328 High Brook Drive
Richardson, TX 78080

Site Director: Jillian Reilly

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

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