- The Winthrop Bridge Program is an academic transfer program that allows freshman students to attend York Technical College for two years to earn an associate’s degree or University Studies certificate before transferring to Winthrop to complete a four-year degree.
- During the signing Rutherford also announced a special York Tech scholarship program in honor of DiGiorgio's 24 years of leadership, service and contribution to Winthrop and the entire Rock Hill community.Two $1,200 scholarships will be available to Winthrop Bridge students who begin their studies at York Tech as a tribute to DiGiorgio and his legacy.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop and York Technical College Presidents Sign Bridge Program Agreement" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 140.