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Welcome to the Shareholder Scholarship Page!

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Higher Education Scholarship

Since the program was relaunched in 2001, approximately 800 shareholders and descendants have been awarded more than $2.1 million in scholarship funding.

Scholarship amounts depend on total amount of funds allocated to the scholarship fund each year and the number of student’s applying.

Eligibility: Goldbelt shareholders or descendant that are attending an accredited program with a minimum 2.0 GPA. 

Amount: Varies annually. 

Application PeriodDeadline is April 15, 2022

How to apply: Click HERE for the Online Application through MyGoldbelt You may also find it under your 'About Me' tab. 

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Youth Extracurricular Scholarship

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.

Eligibility: Goldbelt shareholders age 3 to 12th grade pursuing extracurricular activities.

Amount: Up to $400 per calendar year.

Application Period: Year-round

How to apply: Click HERE for the Online Application


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Echo Ranch Scholarship 

Goldbelt Incorporated created a scholarship for Goldbelt shareholders and their descendants in partnership with Echo Ranch Bible Camp. Goldbelt Incorporated has a total of five spots available for Goldbelt shareholders and their descendants to the following Echo Ranch Bible Camps:

- two (2) available spots available for Maverick Camp (age 12-13) held June 20-24, 2022 AND 

- three (3) available spots for the Bronco Camp (age 10-11) held July 11-15, 2022.

The regular cost of enrollment for the camps range from $230-290, however, with this scholarship, the enrollment fee will be completely covered by Goldbelt. Only five children will be selected for these camps. 

For more information on the Maverick 2 Camp, please visit Echo Ranch Bible Camp

Eligibility: Goldbelt Shareholders and descendants age 12-13 years old

Amount: Full Cost of Enrollment

Application Period: Opened March 1. Deadline June 1, 2022

How to apply: Click Here

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Non-Degree Scholarship 

The Non-Degree Scholarship (formerly known as Non-Traditional Scholarship) Program was established in 2021 by the Goldbelt, Inc. Board of Directors. This scholarship is intended to support educational, training, and professional development opportunities for Goldbelt shareholders who are not enrolled in degree-seeking or full time vocational programs.

As funding is limited, applications are accepted and processed throughout the year or until the Non-Degree Scholarship budget is expended. Goldbelt shareholders are eligible for a maximum $500 Non-Degree Scholarship per year and may apply the funding to multiple programs as long as it does not exceed that amount.

Payment will be made either directly to the program the applicant has designated on their application or if they applicant paid for the program out-of-pocket, it may be made as a reimbursed expense upon proof of payment.

Examples of types courses or programs that qualify for Non-Degree Scholarship funding include: cultural classes, career enhancing courses, training certificates, artistic courses, and/or life skills building classes or courses.

This program is funded by Goldbelt, Inc. and managed by the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation. Only shareholders of Goldbelt, Inc. are eligible to apply. Please note that Goldbelt shareholders who are currently receiving a Higher Education Scholarship or Youth Extracurricular Scholarship are not eligible.

Questions about the program or application process should be directed to the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation at (907) 790-1460 or

Eligibility: Goldbelt Shareholders (over the age of 18 years old), cannot be enrolled in the academic scholarship program and Youth Extracurricular Scholarship in the same award year. 

Amount: Up to $500 per calendar year.

Application PeriodYear-round

How to apply: Click here to be redirected to Goldbelt Heritage Foundation's Online Application.