I have read a hadith that scholars are the best in the eyes of God in the time of occultation because without them we would have gone astray.

How can I become a scholar even though actually going to Iran to study is impossible for me. My family is dependant on me financially so I cant do that but I have got brothers and sisters that I can guide.

Does this suffice to earn me the status of a scholar in Gods eyes?

I understand becoming a real scholar is one that genuinely needs you to earn qualifications but what can I as a regular person do to achieve the same rewards?

You can take courses online. Many howzas offer online courses. You have to always seek knowledge, wherever you may be, the more knowledge you have the closer you will be to God.