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Shareholder Benefits

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Shareholder Hire Preference

Goldbelt works to improve shareholders' employment, training, and education through various 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.

Goldbelt 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 supporting our multifaceted capabilities. We strive for 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.

 Summer Internships

Goldbelt offers internships across our companies, giving college students the chance to explore their career paths. 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 paid internships will help students qualify for future career opportunities. 

Summer internships are available in Juneau, Alaska, or at subsidiaries located throughout the continental United States. The Goldbelt internship program combines work experience, career development workshops, networking opportunities, and Tlingit cultural immersion into a unique all-around 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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Goldbelt Scholarships

  • Youth Extracurricular Scholarship (shareholders only)

The Youth Extracurricular Scholarship (YES) Program was established in 2021 by the Board of Directors to support Goldbelt shareholders aged 3 to 12th grade pursuing extracurricular activities. Applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the YES scholarship budget has been expended, as funding is limited. Examples of extracurricular activities that qualify for funding include athletic, academic, art, or music activities. The scholarship payment from the Tináa Distributions Trust up to the amount of $400 is to be made directly to the extracurricular program or 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.

Additional Scholarships through Goldbelt Heritage Foundation:

  • College and Vocational Programs  (shareholders and descendants)

The scholarship amount depends on the amount 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 higher education. 

 

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-Degree Seeking Scholarship (shareholders only)

The non-degree scholarship program (formerly known as Non-Traditional Scholarship) 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.

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.

Annual Dividends

The Board will declare the dividend amount and set the dividend's record date and payment date. Unless otherwise specified by the Board, the payment date will be the third week in November, before Thanksgiving. The amount and timing will be conveyed to the Shareholders in October of each year. Any of the above may be modified at a duly constituted meeting of the Goldbelt Board of Directors.

Elder Dividend

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

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.
  • Non‐original shareholders are not eligible for the elders' distribution.

Burial Benefits

Goldbelt, Incorporated has two options under the Funeral Benefit Program: A) pre-payment of $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 of the following options 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 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 submissions 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 death.
  • Payment will be made directly to the funeral home or mortuary 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.