Western Division Awards $6500 in Scholarships to Local Students

Western Division is pleased to announce the 2024 Scholarship Award winners.  Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors planning to further their education at a two-or-four year college or university.

The scholarships were awarded to students that exhibited excellence in four categories: GPA; community service; leadership roles and an essay question.  This year’s winners received $1000 each, with one recipient awarded $500 due to their service to the community.

Madyson Bush (Lockport, NY) – Academic Award

High School: Starpoint High School

College: Nazareth University

Career: Business





Isabella Ligammare (Lancaster, NY) – Academic Award

High School: Lancaster High School

College: Niagara University

Career: Nursing





Kylee Perry (West Seneca, NY) – Academic Award

High School: West Seneca West High School

College: Hilbert College

Career: Business





Trevor Sinclair (Lancaster, NY) – Academic Award

 High School: Lancaster High School

College: Cornell University

Career: Law




Julianna Spacciapolli (Fredonia, NY) – Academic Award

High School: Fredonia High School

College: Canisius University

Career: Business




Faith Wendel (Amherst, NY) – Academic & Community Award

High School: Buffalo Seminary

College: Williams College

Career: Computer Science




________________________________Herd of HopeWe Have a Name!


The time has come!  We have chosen the winner of our ‘Name the Buffalo’ contest that we’ve been holding over the last several weeks, and we have to say it’s been quite the fun experience.  We’ve loved reading all the entries and we admire how creative some of you are!  We’re extremely grateful to everyone who participated in this contest.

Choosing the winning entry wasn’t easy, but we felt the name “Rumble – because he fights cancer submitted by Devon O’Brien, from Akron, NY, was perfect.

Thank you everyone for your participation and welcome Rumble to our membership.


Blue Buffalo Contest

For 80+ years Western Division has been a hometown credit union supporting our members and helping them achieve their financial goals.  That’s why partnering with Roswell Park Cancer Institute made sense to help them achieve one of their goals through the Herd of Hope Program.  (This is where our beautiful Blue Buffalo at our Williamsville branch location came from.)