Violet Jamgochian Karagozian’s Legacy Inspires the Next Generation of Brilliant Women in STEM!

Violet Jamgochian Karagozian

Drs. Ann Karagozian and Theodore Sarafian, AUA Trustee and scholarship supporters, have established the Violet Jamgochian Karagozian Endowed Scholarship Fund in response to the “Yes, Armenian Women Can!” campaign at AUA. The scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Karagozian’s mother, Violet Jamgochian Karagozian. 

Thanks to this magnanimous contribution to the campaign, Violet’s legacy will live on at AUA and continue to inspire strong Armenian women studying computer science and engineering at AUA.

“My mother, Violet Karagozian, was a woman who was ahead of her time,” Dr. Ann Karagozian says. “She studied mathematics in college while working full time to help support her family during the Depression and Second World War. She earned a Master’s degree and became a high school math teacher for many years, eventually becoming the department chair.”

Ann Karagozian & Theodore Sarafian

​​“She was active in her church and in many Armenian organizations, especially the Daughters of Vartan,” Dr. Karagozian continues. “She was brilliant and wise and had a strong and abiding Christian faith. She would be so pleased to know that a scholarship in her name will support the next generation of brilliant women in STEM fields!”