Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter is proud to support Zeta's principle of scholarship through the Marynette B. Lovejoy Book Scholarship Program (MBL Scholarship).
The MBL Scholarship program awards female high school graduates, past MBL Scholarship recipients and graduate Zetas with financial assistance and allows Kappa Iota Zeta to continue the legacy of literacy left by beloved chapter member Marynette B. Lovejoy.
Funds for the scholarship are from individual donations and the Miss Blue Revue Pageant held semi-annually by the chapter.
Mrs. Marynette B. Lovejoy was an original charter member of Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter. She was an educator in the Georgia Public School System for 38 years. She was most respected in the community as a noted Librarian and Community Activist. This esteemed member of Zeta Phi Beta for 57 years, passed away in February of 1998 and Zeta member Tecia McKay suggested that the KIZ scholarship program be re-named in her honor. Mrs. Lovejoy loved children and books and the KIZ chapter members were happy to have the scholarship program carry her name in memory of her great work and accolades. Mrs. Lovejoy was married to John D. Lovejoy for 48 years; had four children - John, Juanita (Gwen), Sylvia and Jenelsia; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.
The 2018 Marynette B. Lovejoy Scholars are:
- Nylah Boone - Returning Lovejoy Scholar
- Elise Foster
- Kiyara Alexus McLain
- Erin Roberson
- Lauren Seroyer
- Alycia Triplett