A five-time Emmy winner who died last year bequeathed a large scholarship fund to the University of California, Los Angeles, reports the AP.
UCLA announced that the $3 million from the late Peter Falk will be used to create the Shera and Peter Falk Lt. Columbo Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Falk won four Emmys for his portrayal of Columbo in the long-running detective series. His first Emmy came in 1962, for “The Dick Powell Theatre.” He died in June 2011 at the age of 83.
The UCLA awards will be given out starting in fall 2012. The scholarship’s focus will be on aiding undergraduates in the field of music, and on students with disabilities and military veterans.