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American Bank & Trust Gives Back

At American Bank & Trust, we’re invested heavily into the future of South Dakota.

Our organization believes that our team’s daily interactions with customers make a true difference. But, we also know that lending a helping hand outside of the bank’s walls can make even a larger impact! One of our bank’s key values is We are personally responsible for continually finding ways to improve. Our staff is encouraged to not only make improvements at work, but also volunteer and help to make positive changes in the communities where they work, live and grow.

College Scholarships

In a continuing effort to retain our best and brightest students, American Bank & Trust provide a scholarship opportunity to local high school seniors. Seniors must submit an application in order to be considered for the scholarships.


2024 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Winners 1 – Facebook

Jacey Kemp, Stickney
Connor Johnson, De Smet

Scholarship Winners 2 – Facebook

Kinsley Van Gilder, Watertown
Carla Li, Watertown

Scholarship Winners 3 – Facebook

Emily House, Brandon-Valley
Lexi Nichols, West Central

Scholarship Winners 2 – Facebook

Ayrlie Waldo, Aberdeen
Kailyn Poppen, Aberdeen

Scholarship Winners 1 – Facebook

Colby Claussen, Howard
Laura Evans, Miller
Levi Letellier, Pierre

Scholarship Winners 3 – Facebook

Rosalie Wehlander, Iroquois
Blaze Reinke, Lisbon
Grant Timm, Wolsey-Wessington

Scholarship Winners 3 – Facebook

Blake Larson, Wessington Springs
Kaylee Hofer, Lennox
Abigail Kolousek, Wessington Springs

Scholarship Winners 3 – Facebook

Kate Kramme, Pierre
Wesley Widboom, Worthington
Zachary Fischbach, Mellette

Scholarship Winners 2 – Facebook

Ethan Bartholow, Huron
Kelsey Schuchhardt, Huron

Scholarship Winners 3 – Facebook

Jocelyn Horn, Adrian
Holden Jelen, Tea

Investing In Our Schools

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At American Bank & Trust, we are passionate about supporting our local school districts. In response to the mounting budgetary needs of local schools, we are inspired to give back through Spirit Cards – a Debit Card that showcases a school district’s name, colors and mascot. The card is linked to a customer’s checking account and when a purchase is made, the bank donates money back to the school. Donations are distributed on an annual basis.

If you would like a Spirit Card, call or stop at American Bank & Trust and speak with a Personal Banker today!

Spirit Card Donations

Stickney Spirit Card Donation


De Smet Spirit Card Donation

De Smet

Howard Spirit Card Donation


Huron Spirit Card Donation


Iroquois Spirit Card Donation


JVC Spirit Card Donation

James Valley Christian

Miller Spirit Card Donation


Mellette Spirit Card Donation

Northwestern Area

Pierre Spirit Card Donation


Stanley County Spirit Card Donation

Stanley County

Wolsey Spirit Card Donation


Wolsey Spirit Card Donation

Wessington Springs

Wolsey Spirit Card Donation


Stanley County Spirit Card Donation


American Bank & Trust Event Sponsorships

Giving back to our communities is exceptionally rewarding. We are proud to partner with many organizations that share the same interests and beliefs as American Bank & Trust. 

Event Sponsorships

Community Blood Bank Blood Drive

Community Blood Bank Blood Drive

2022 DakotAbilities Golf Team 1

DakotAbilities Golf Tournament (Team 1)

2022 DakotAbilities Golf Team 2

DakotAbilities Golf Tournament (Team 2)

NAMI Walk Sponsorship


Worthington Toys for Tots- Cropped

Worthington Toys For Tots

AB&T School Supply Drive

We know that lending a helping hand outside of the bank’s walls can make even a larger impact! We volunteer and help to make positive changes in our communities where we work, live, and grow together. Between all of our AB&T branches, we were able to help local children in need by supplying our community schools with much needed items. Thank you to everyone that donated items to our School Supply Drive.

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