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.

College Application Deadlines
Fall Semester- June 1st,

Spring Semester- October 1st.


Job Placement & Training Program 

The JP&T Program is designed to assist eligible tribal members attending long-term / full-time vocational / technical training. 

LINK HERE http://comanchenation.com/sites/default/files/AVT-Long%20Term%20Application.pdf

(JP&T Long Term Renewal )

 LINK HERE http://comanchenation.com/sites/default/files/AVT-Long%20Term%20Renewal%20Application.pdf


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.

LINK HERE http://comanchenation.com/sites/default/files/Direct%20Employment%20Application.pdf

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.

LINK HERE http://comanchenation.com/sites/default/files/AAS%20Application.pdf



Adult Education Short Term Training Program

The AE 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.

LINK HERE http://comanchenation.com/sites/default/files/Short%20Term%20Application.pdf


Career Development Class

Provides students with the opportunity to provide a foundation for academic readiness, career planning, and job readiness.


Elder Classes (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.


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.

Link here http://comanchenation.com/sites/default/files/GED%20APP%202018.pdf


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
Bonnie Lemon
Kelly Berry
Adult Education Specialist
Debra Caroll
Administrative Assistant
Lena Proctor
Education Technician

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm