This new scholarship for Indigenous students is named in memoriam of long-time supporter of Indigenous rights: Eva Lippuner, who sadly passed away in 2019. Through the Incomindios-Lippuner Scholarship, Incomindios – in partnership with The University of Kent – aims to provide financial support for an Indigenous student as they pursue their degree in the field of Indigenous rights. The Incomindios-Lippuner Scholarship seeks to support Indigenous peoples through the most powerful of tools, education. Incomindios exists with the goal of supporting and promoting global Indigenous communities, their causes, and their rights. We believe that the education of those from these communities is of paramount importance for achieving these goals.
The 2020 recipient of the scholarship is University of California, Davis student, Brittani Orona. Brittani is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Human Rights. Brittani completed her Master of Arts in Native American Studies at UC Davis in 2018 and her Master of Arts in Public History at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in 2010.