Hong Kong Association of University Women began in 1957. Its birth was a result of conversations among women graduates of universities who wanted to have an arena where they could meet, share companionship and activities of mutual interest. The arrival of Beryl Wright at the University of Hong Kong brought international connections, so, almost from the outset, HKAUW has been a part of the Graduate Women International. In time, HKAUW started to provide scholarships and fellowships for women to pursue both undergraduate and postgraduate studies abroad, and eventually in Hong Kong, as institutions of higher learning and research developed locally. Today, granting scholarships to women for undergraduate and postgraduate studies is our most significant annual activity. We are also involved in joint ventures in community service with other like-minded NGOs.