Mary El-Beheri German Heritage Essay Award
The German Texas Heritage Society will award scholarships for first through 3rd place, and contest registration fees will fund the fourth place and fifth place winners in the category “German-Texan Research Papers” at the Texas State German Contest.
$500 first place; $250 2nd place, $125 3rd place, $100 4th place, and $75 5th place
When and Where
Winners will be announced annually at the Texas State German Contest Awards ceremony. Checks will be presented by a representative of the GTHS and/or by Jennifer Christianson, Director of the TSGC.
THE GTHS was founded in 1978 by three educators
( Mary El-Beheri, Dona Reeves-Marquardt and Anna Thompson).
It is important to the Society to promote educational projects.
The organizaton wants and needs the support of educators.
Who is eligible?
Students who win 1st through 5th place at the TSGC. Their teachers are encouraged to be members of the GTHS at the time of their winning; however, membership will not affect scholarship eligibility.
How to join the GTHS?
Membership Benefits of the German-Texan Heritage Society
Basic Membership Fee $25.00
*The Journal (ISSN 0730-3106), printed 4 times per year, is filled with extensive genealogical information, original essays, book reviews, reprints of articles from other publications (domestic and foreign), general history and preservation information.
*Reduced Annual Meeting registration fee. An Annual Meeting is held in German heritage areas of Texas in the Fall. A different program each year may include tours of historical sites, workshops and presentations by researchers, preservationists, genealogists, folklorists and members.
*Book Specials and Discounts on books published by the Society.
*Genealogy advice and free Journal queries
Jan. 12, 2018
Sprachfest online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12 per student.
Jan. 19, 2018: Jan. 22, 2018: Feb. 3, 2018: Feb. 9, 2018 Feb. 16, 2018:
Sprachfest online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).
Postmark deadline for Sprachfest payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12 per student. Also, deadline to apply for the Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.
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.
Jan. 22, 2018: Feb. 3, 2018: Feb. 9, 2018 Feb. 16, 2018:
Feb. 3, 2018: Feb. 9, 2018 Feb. 16, 2018:
Feb. 23, 2018
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos
Mar. 9, 2018
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due
April 30, 2018
Teacher Grant applications due
February 2, 2019
February 23, 2019
Texas State German Contest 2019
Sprachfest/TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006
Dr. Christopher Wickham
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249