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