Kiowa Higher Education

To enable Kiowa tribal members greater access to higher education.

To assist Kiowa tribal members in securing gainful employment through vocational training.

To provide job placement opportunities to assist Kiowa tribal members to a solid start in employment.


Terald BigBow graduated from Carnegie High School in his hometown of Carnegie, OK. His mother is Kathy BigBow and his father is the late Eddie BigBow. His brother is Todd BigBow and he has three nephews, Julian, Ryder and Charles BigBow. 

Terald is currently enrolled at the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center located in Fort Cobb, OK. He is a student in the Culinary Arts program. Honors he has received include being named Student of the Month (x3) and Most Talented at Carnegie High School and is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Terald enjoys playing basketball, cooking and watching sports. His future career goal is to work for the Kiowa Tribe, so he can cook for the elders. 

The Kiowa Tribe Adult Vocational Training Program has helped fund Terald’s education since August 2017. When asked how the Kiowa Tribe AVT Program has helped him, he mentioned that the program has made it possible for him to primarily focus on obtaining his education. He stated, “I can never thank them enough.” Terald also wanted to share, “I’m proud to be part of the Kiowa Tribe that has helped me get to where I wanted to be in my life.”