JAVONEE COTTON SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMEDIC EXCELLENCE has been created in memory of Javonee Cotton because he was a light to all who knew him. He loved helping people and the arts. His work included directing and performing in a series of plays at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. After college, Javonee moved to New York with aspirations to become a successful film director. Younger brother of comedian Reece Cotton, Javonee passed away in 2014 at only 22 years of age. In the short time he was here with us on this earth, Javonee touched so many lives in such a positive way that his loving memory still makes an impact till this day. Honorees received the scholarship at the 2018 Women In Comedy Festival. This scholarship was expanded to include stand-up comedy in 2019.
COTTON, JAVONEE of Boston passed away on February 12, 2014 in New York City. Beloved son to Pastor Leonard Cotton & Sabrina Cotton. Remarkable brother to Tykeon Hood, Leona Cotton and Reece Cotton. Loving grandchild to the late Pastor Anthony Cotton & Tharnell Cotton, Jacqueline & Johnny Parker, and Roy Smith. Dear nephew to Michelle Cotton, Joyce Farris, Nicole Hood, just to name a few.
Application deadline is November 1, 2019
2019 honorees will receive a stand-up evaluation and feedback by professionally established comedians in the industry, access to classes and passes to the Boston Comedy Chicks workshop(s).