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 2021-2022 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 14, 2021 to be considered for the coming grant cycle. ONE application will be accepted per family. Awards will be communicated to recipient families by Friday, May 28, 2021. Awards will be credited against owed tuition for the 2021-2022 school year, and will be in addition to any need-based financial aid awarded.

Please note that 2021-2022 Heilicher Board members and current 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.

In addition to the short online application form, we ask that a professional supervisor or liaison at the primary organization at which the parent/guardian volunteers submit a paragraph describing their role and accomplishments under separate cover to Karen Hoppe at 

If you have questions, please contact Director of Finance Karen Hoppe at 612.201.6348.