The Comanche Nation Higher Education Department's mission is to provide support and guidance to Comanche tribal members in obtaining their educational goals.
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.
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 Class - The CNHE department works together with CN WIOA department to provide GED course instruction. . GED classes are taught by instructor Kelly Berry at the Comanche Nation Education Center, 1608 S.W. 9th Street, Lawton, OK.
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.
Acellus Academy provides online instruction to students in grades K-12 through the Acellus Learning System, which was developed by the International Academy of Science and is used to provide primary instruction to students in schools across the United States. Standards based course content is available in mathematics, social studies, science, language arts, and reading.
Core Subject Tutoring
The after-school tutoring program will be offered to Comanche Students in grades K-6. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thurdays from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Comanche Nation Education Center. Sessions requires a completed application and appointment. Online tutoring is offered through the Acellus program.
Comanche Nation Higher Education now provides a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math camp that involves both Culture and Education elements. Camps are offered during Spring, Summer, and Fall Breaks for grades K-12. Different subjects and topics are taught at each camp.
Online: Associate of Applied Science
Printable: Associate of Applied Science
Printable: Associate of Applied Science - Renewal
Online: College Scholarship
Printable: College Scholarship
Printable: College Scholarship - Renewal
Online: Direct Employment
Printable: Direct Employment
Online: GED Program
Printable: GED Program
Online: Long-Term Training
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
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm