Providing sport scholarships combines two vital components of sport, but importantly education. Gaining rapid recognition from world renowned sport organisations has proven beneficial and efficient for AWF. However, it was identified by AWF and SportAccord leaders that acquiring support from the highest educational bodies in the world, would propel the AWF program to another level.

Focusing heavily on delivering higher education, complimentary and natural synergies exist for collaboration between AWF and FISU. FISU (Federation International Sport Universities) consists of almost 15,000 students from over 250 universities around the world, will participate in FISU events in 2013. In 2014, 28 single sport world championships will attract 5,000 students from over 100 countries.