Olmstead Establishes Endowed Scholarship at UDM
Donation is part of his winnings from "Millionaire"
Impact, Summer 2002 issue
Kevin Olmstead, senior project engineer at Tetra Tech MPS and adjunct instructor at UDM, has created an endowed scholarship in the College of Engineering & Science with a gift of $25,000, part of his winnings from his participation on a national game show.
The endowed scholarship at UDM will be granted annually to a student in Environmental or Civil Engineering.
In April 2001, Olmstead won the largest prize ever on a game show, taking home $2.18 million on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." (Find out more about the show at the show's web site).
While the program's top prize is usually $1 million, Olmstead was the beneficiary of the "bonus jackpot," which increased the top prize by $10,000 for every show that went by without a jackpot winner. When Olmstead won, there had been 118 shows without a winner.
The final question Olmstead answered? (Scroll down to see the answer):
Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced
The $2.18 million response:
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