Amy Snyder is a 2019 recipient of the Ophelia Scott Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to full-time nursing students who are entering their second semester of the Nursing Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
She earned an associate degree in biological and physical science at Compton College in spring 2018. She is a mother of one, and currently works at a home health agency in the medical records department. Despite having to overcome some obstacles in her educational journey and personal life, she is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.
In fall 2020, she will transfer to California State University, Dominguez Hills through a bridge program that guarantees her transfer for a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Through the bridge program, she will have completed all of her prerequisites for the BSN and will have only one year left to earn her bachelorâ€™s degree in nursing.
Snyderâ€™s ultimate goal is to take advantage of Compton Collegeâ€™s partnership with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to earn her masterâ€™s degree in nursing. She believes Compton College has a strong nursing program and that she has received outstanding instruction from her professors. She describes Compton Collegeâ€™s nursing program as â€œa community she is proud to be a part of.â€