Mindy and Dan Ribnick Family Tuition Grant

Due to the generosity of Heilicher alumni parents Mindy and Dan Ribnick, the school will offer a new tuition grant program for Heilicher students whose parents or guardians volunteer in the Jewish community, including synagogues and Jewish organizations.

The Mindy and Dan Ribnick Family Tuition Grant Program for Community Volunteers makes possible grants of 18% of total tuition (Chai) for approximately four Heilicher students per school year. Any parent or guardian of a newly-enrolled or re-enrolled student(s) for the 2023-2024 school year is invited to submit an application communicating their current Jewish community volunteer roles and involvement.

Grant award decisions will be made by a committee of Heilicher professionals after reviewing all applications. Awards are not financial-need based. Awards are guaranteed for one school year only.

Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 19, 2023, to be considered for the coming grant cycle. ONE application will be accepted per family. Awards will be communicated to recipient families by Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Awards will be credited against owed tuition for the 2023-2024 school year, and will be in addition to any need-based financial aid awarded.

Please note that Heilicher Board members and Heilicher faculty and staff who already receive an employee tuition discount are not eligible for this tuition grant program.

Volunteerism at Jewish schools qualifies, but priority will be given to volunteer roles that are not specifically associated with one's own child's(ren's) classroom(s) or experiences.

How to Apply in Two Easy Steps

Step 1.

 Fill out an online application.

Step 2.

FINALLY, under separate cover, we ask that a professional supervisor or liaison at the primary organization at which you volunteer submit a paragraph describing your role and accomplishments. Please have this individual email the paragraph to: by Friday, May 19, 2023. 

If you have questions, please contact Director of Finance Karen Hoppe at