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Higher Education

Mission 

The Comanche Nation Higher Education Department's mission is to provide support and guidance to Comanche tribal members in obtaining their educational goals.

 

Services 

College Scholarship Program

The Comanche Nation Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Comanche students who are attending accredited institutes such as colleges/university and who is pursuing a Bachelors/Masters/Doctorates Degree or two-year program. To qualify for the scholarship the student must be an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, be approved for admissions by an accredited college, be in need of financial assistance and give reasonable assurance they will be successful in completing a four-year college degree program.

 

Job Placement & Training Program 

The JP&T program is designed to assist eligible tribal members attending long-term/full-time training in programs offered by the state vocational schools approved by the tribal/federal contract. The JP&T program offers financial assistance & vocational counseling for a school period of at least nine (9) months, not to exceed twenty-four (24) months. To qualify for the long-term training program, students must be an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, 18 years of age or older, high school graduate or GED/certified, obtain a current photo ID, and provide all requested documents required to complete an application. The Direct Employment program provides financial assistance to tribal members who retain new and permanent employment. The Relocation program provides financial assistance for tribal members who must relocate for permanent employment. Stipend checks may be provided for student who meet the application requirements. To qualify for the Direct Employment/Relocation program, students must be an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, 18 years of age or older, a high school graduate or GED/certified, obtain a current photo ID, be unemployed for 6 weeks, obtain permanent employment, cannot have applied for assistance within the last 6 months or received assistance from the DE program or the BIA within the last 3 years, and must provide all requested documents required to complete an application. The Associate in Applied Science is a program for students seeking a 2 year degree in an applied sciences field. Emphasis is placed on courses which enable the student to focus on specialized academic interest which allows for immediate employability upon graduation. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, be approved for admissions by an accredited college, be in need of financial assistance, and give reasonable assurance they will be successful in completing a college degree program. The amount for the scholarship is dependent upon the number of credit hours the student is enrolled in and is offered to qualified applicants.

 

Adult Education

  • Short-Term Training Program -  assists eligible tribal members who attend technical schools and certificate programs with financial assistance for tuition, books, supplies, and exam fees.

  • GED Program - This eight month course and the corresponding curriculum is based on the four Common Core modules contained within the Oklahoma State General Education Development Exam:  Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.   

    The GED I class is a foundational course, whereas the GED II class is a testing preparation course with a rigorous testing schedule to achieve educational goals in timed increments. Both courses provide critical thinking and graphic skills curriculum to correctly interpret more advanced non-text questions for all four Common Core modules.

    Both the GED I and GED II class semesters start with four months of Language Arts and Social Studies and end with four months of Math and Science.  Each three hour class sessions are Monday-Thursday, for a total of twelve hours per week.  Individuals interested in the GED Program must complete the following application process:

  • Higher Ed GED application:  for class seats, course supplies, Acellus access, GED Testing Service guidance and resources, the four common core module curriculum and teacher instruction.
  • Needs Assessment:  this survey is used to determine equipment needs and DOK (depth of knowledge) of remote learning.
  • Workforce Classroom Training Application:  to pay for GED testing fees and to determine eligibility for stipend assistance.
  • TABE Test Score:  this placement test score is used to determine that the policy required Language Proficiency Standard is met. 

All Language Arts and Social Studies will be taught by GED Instructor, Jackie Holder, BA, MCJ.  Math and Science subjects will be taught by GED Instructor, Quanah Karty, BS.  Currently, due to COVID-19, all GED classes are only being offered remotely at this time. 

  • Elders Computer Course (42 years and above) - Specialized classes in Basic Computers Skills which provide a comprehensive learning environment for enrolled tribal members to gain a working knowledge of computer and it's applications.

  • Career Development Class - Provides students with the opportunity to provide a foundation for academic readiness, career planning, and job readiness.

 

Applications

Online:  Associate of Applied Science (New or Renewal)

Printable:  Associate of Applied Science

Printable:  Associate of Applied Science - Renewal 

 

Online:  College Scholarship (New or Renewal)

Printable:  College Scholarship

Printable:  College Scholarship - Renewal

 

Online:  Direct Employment

Printable:  Direct Employment

 

Online:  GED Program

Printable:  GED Program

 

Online:  Long-Term Training (New or Renewal)

Printable:  Long-Term Training

Printable:  Long-Term Training - Renewal

 

Online:  Short-Term Training

Printable:  Short-Term Training

 

Online:  Short-Term Training Update Sheet

Printable:  Short-Term Training Update Sheet

 

Online:  Summer College Scholarship

Printable:  Summer College Scholarship

 

Higher Education

Physical Address:
1608 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 580-699-7218
Fax Number: 580-492-4017
Mailing Address:
PO Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502

Email

Higher Education
Christian Boos
Higher Education Director

Staff

Angelena Ortiz
Higher Education Specialist
Debra Caroll
Administrative Assistant
Quanah Karty
Database Specialist
Carlene Collins
Higher Education Technician Assistant
Tamara Wermy
Job Placement Specialist
Jackie Holder
GED Instructor

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm