In 2009 five guys graduated nursing school we felt a need to give back as well as support our alma mater SIUE (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville). Our effort has led us to develop the Nursing Gems of 2009 scholarship for male nurses. We have been providing money for the scholarship thus far, but are now looking to grow in our endeavor. That is why we are asking for your help getting our scholarship endowed. This money will help many students through a tough financial time which many of us are well aware of.