The family of Bianca Devins announced Tuesday that a scholarship fund has been established in her name.
Money donated will be used for a scholarship for “students pursuing a degree in psychology so they can continue Bianca’s dream to help adolescents with mental illness,” the family announced in a statement.
The scholarship fund was set up through the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.
Online donations can be made through the foundation. The foundation will also take donations by check: Bianca Michelle Devins Scholarship Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502.
“We emphasize that this is the only family-approved fund in Bianca’s name,” the family said.
Other internet funding-raising sites are not authorized by the family, the family said.
“Funds donated to those false sites will not be used for Bianca in any way,” they warned.