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Higher Education


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 

  • Long-term Adult Vocational Training

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree - The AAS 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 employment upon graduation. Tuition scholarships are available for students who meet qualifications.

  • Direct Employment & Relocation - The Direct Employment Program provides financial assistance to tribal members who retain new permanent employment. The Relocation Program provides financial assistance for tribal members who must relocate for permanent employment. Applicants must meet qualifications.


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 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.


S.T.E.A.M. Camp

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.  





Associate of Applied Science

College Scholarship

Direct Employment

GED Program

Long-Term Training

Short-Term Training

Short-Term Training Update Sheet

Summer College Scholarship


Higher Education

Physical Address:
1608 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 580-492-3363
Fax Number: 580-492-4017
Mailing Address:
PO Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502


Higher Education
Catherine "Figueroa" Parker


Christian Boos
Higher Education Specialist
Kelly Berry
Adult Education Specialist
Debra Caroll
Administrative Assistant
Lena Proctor
Education Technician
Jana Karty
Education Tech

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm