Collegiate Support

Supporting Schools & Students Nationwide

We have a rich history of team spirit as ardent supporters of South Dakota regional universities,
including SDSU, Dakota State University, USD, Augustana University, USF and other schools.

ground breaking ceremony for Miles Beacom Institute of Technology

The Beacom Institute of Technology

Learn how donations from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and Miles Beacom, PREMIER Bankcard CEO, are helping transform Dakota State University into a leader in cybersecurity education.

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Dana J Dykhouse Stadium band

Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium

The new Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium at South Dakota State University opened in September 2016, making the home of the Jackrabbits the largest football stadium in North and South Dakota! The stadium was constructed with lead gifts of $12.5 million from First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

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Beacom School of Management ceremony

The Beacom School of Business

Find out how generous donations from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, in honor of Miles Beacom, CEO of PREMIER Bankcard helped fund the construction of a new 73,000 square foot Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota.

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Support for Schools & Students


Over and above philanthropic giving, PREMIER offers sponsorships in support of regional schools, colleges and universities, including Dakota State, USD, SDSU, Augustana and the University of Sioux Falls. Click to learn more about sponsorships below.

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Scholarships & Internships

PREMIER supports students. Learn more about paid internships, outstanding scholarships and our participation with incredible scholarship programs like the Build Dakota initiative. Just a few more ways we give back to our community.

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Giving Back to Our Community

Partner with a bank that gives back generously to your community. First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard support over 700 organizations, and last year alone, PREMIER associates dedicated over 32,000 hours in community service.

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