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Shareholder Benefits

SH HIRE PREFERENCE: 

Shareholders are our priority. Goldbelt works to improve shareholders’ employment, training, and education through a variety of different opportunity channels. We seek to hire and retain as many shareholders and descendants as possible to join the Goldbelt team and other subsidiary companies. As an Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation, Goldbelt and its related entities are allowed, under Federal law, to extend hiring and training preferences to our shareholders, shareholders’ descendants, and spouses, other ANCSA corporation shareholders, and/or Native Americans. For more information, click here.

EMPLOYMENT:

We are a fast-growing family of companies with employees and job opportunities in almost every state, territory, and internationally. We are always seeking highly motivated individuals to fill our exciting and diverse positions in support of our multifaceted capabilities. We seek personnel with integrity, dependability, a team-oriented attitude, customer courteousness and an ability to respond and work in a fast-paced environment. To browse employment options, click here.

INTERNSHIPS:

Goldbelt offers internships across our companies, giving college students the chance to explore their career path. Interns will develop the industry skills to become qualified candidates while gaining valuable experience and building professional networks. We partner with other Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) corporations such as Sealaska and Huna Totem to foster a spirit of connectedness between organizations and encourage networking. These internships will help students qualify for future career opportunities. 

Internships are available in Juneau, Alaska, or at subsidiaries located throughout the continental United States. Internship opportunities are available for the summer and all positions are paid. The Goldbelt internship program combines work experience, career development workshops, networking opportunities, and Tlingit cultural immersion into an all-around unique program. Applicants must be highly motivated voting shareholders or descendants currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a full-time education program at an accredited university with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, and available to work for 10-12 weeks in the summer. Applications are open from January-March each year!

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SCHOLARSHIPS:

GOLDBELT INCORPORATED

Youth Extracurricular Scholarship (shareholders only)

The Youth Extracurricular Scholarship (YES) Program was established in 2021 by the Board of Directors to support Goldbelt shareholders age 3 to 12th grade pursuing extracurricular activities. Applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the YES scholarship budget is expended, as funding is limited. Examples of types of extracurricular activities that qualify for funding include: athletic, scholastic, art, or music activities. The scholarship payment from the Tinaa Distributions Trust up to the amount of $400 is to be made directly to the extracurricular program or to the shareholder’s guardian as a reimbursed expense with provided receipts.

An applicant may apply as many times as desired if s/he does not receive more than $400 total per award year.

GOLDBELT HERITAGE FOUNDATION

College and Vocational Programs  (shareholders and descendants)

The scholarship amount depends on the amount that is allocated towards the scholarship fund each year, and the number of applicants. The goal of the Goldbelt Heritage Scholarship is to provide partial monetary support to those who are pursuing a higher education. To apply for a scholarship, applicants must be attending an accredited program, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and be a Goldbelt shareholder or descendant. Click here for more information.

Non-Traditional Scholarship (shareholders only)

The non-traditional scholarship program was established in 2021 to provide additional benefits to shareholders who are 18 years or older completing courses outside of the traditional scholastic and vocational programs. The scholarship payment up to the amount of $500 is to be made directly to the program by Goldbelt Heritage Foundation.

The examples of courses/programs that qualify for funding: cultural classes, career enhancing courses, training certificates, artistic endeavors and/or skill building.

An applicant may apply as many times as desired if s/he does not receive more than $500 total per award year.

DIVIDENDS:

The Board will declare the dividend amount and set the record date and payment date for the dividend. The payment date, unless otherwise set by the Board, will be the third week in November, prior to Thanksgiving. The amount and timing will be conveyed to the Shareholders in October of each year. Any of the above may be modified at any time at a duly constituted meeting of the Goldbelt, Inc. Board of Directors.

ELDER DIVIDENDS:

Goldbelt’s shareholders are the reason our corporation exists. You drive our growth and success; your participation moves us forward. As a gift to our elders, Goldbelt provides original shareholders with a onetime payment of $1,000 upon their 65th birthday. 

Policy:

· Goldbelt will pay original shareholders a redeemable elders’ stock for a cash value of $1,000.

· The elder’s stock will become null, and void once redeemed

· The elder stock check will be mailed on the last day of the month of the shareholders’ birthday.

· Elders’ stock is non-transferable to beneficiaries.

· Nonoriginal shareholders are not eligible for the elders’ distribution.

 

FUNERAL BENEFITS:

Goldbelt, Incorporated has two options under the Funeral Benefit Program: A) pre-payment of a $1,000 will be made to the funeral home or mortuary with provided proof of burial contract and provided receipts, OR B) a payment of $1,000 toward funeral and associated expenses upon the death of a shareholder. Only one option may be chosen.

Option A: Pre-Payment Policy:

Pre-Payment Funeral Benefit form must be completed and signed by the shareholder or legal representative.

· Payment will be made directly to the funeral home or mortuary that is handling the arrangements or to the shareholder with proof of required documents.

· Goldbelt reserves the right to question the reasonableness of this request, and the right to make full or partial payments or to deny payments at its sole discretion.

Option B: After Death Payment Policy:

Funeral Benefit form must be completed and signed by a relative or family representative.

· The claim for a funeral benefit must be made within six months after the date of death.

· Payment will be made directly to the funeral home or mortuary that is handling the arrangements.

· Payments cannot be made directly to family members or additional vendors.

· Goldbelt reserves the right to question the reasonableness of this request, and the right to make full or partial payments or to deny payments at its sole discretion.