The Sam Bastia Memorial Scholarship

The Sam Bastia Memorial Scholarship is given in recognition of exhibited entrepreneurial spirit and achievement.

Sam had a passion for innovation and technology, started several successful companies, and gave generously of his time mentoring young entrepreneurs through his work on the Board of Mass Challenge as well as the boards of a number of other profit and non-profit organizations.

Through this scholarship Sam’s passion for innovation and technology will inspire and drive the next generation of young entrepreneurs (including his two young children) to change and improve our world.  


The Sam Bastia Memorial Scholarship Fund 



Established in 2018, the purpose of the Sam Bastia Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance and recognition to a Hingham High School graduating senior who has exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit and who plans to pursue a four year degree. The award is in memory of Sam Bastia who was a resident of Hingham.  Sam was a graduate of U Mass Amherst with dual degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering and later earned an MBA at Harvard University.  Active among young entrepreneurs following graduation, Sam was a co-founder of several technology firms and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mass Challenge.


One OR MORE scholarships of $2,500.00 will be awarded annually. Awards are for one year. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient.



  1. Applicant must be graduating senior of Hingham High School, Hingham, MA.

  2. Applicant must have been accepted and plan to attend an accredited four-year college.

  3. The scholarship committee reserves the right NOT to award a scholarship in any given year.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated entrepreneurial and/or creative spirit.

  2. Student essay.

  3. Letters of recommendation.

  4. Academic standing (minimum required cumulative GPA 3.00

 Application Requirements:

 To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must complete an application and return it to the Sam Bastia Scholarship Committee by March 31, 2019. The application must include:

  1. A completed application form.

  2. Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a Hingham High School teacher.

  3. An official high school transcript for the last two years including the GPA.

  4. A one page typed (<500 words) essay demonstrating why the applicant believes they have an entrepreneurial and or creative spirit    

Submission Process:

 All five of the above items must be submitted by March 31, 2019 before the application will be considered.

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent as a word or pdf file to the Sam Bastia Memorial Scholarship Committee at Please include applicant’s last name as part of the file name.  Alternatively, completed printed applications may be mailed to:


Sam Bastia Memorial Scholarship Committee:
112 Stayner Drive
Hingham, MA 02043
Attn: Kori Bastia
Phone: 617-335-0031

Click: Sam Bastia Scholarship Application Form

Questions about the application process may be directed to Kori Bastia at 617-335-0031 or For more information on Sam and his life and legacy please explore our website.

2018 Scholarship Recipients:

                           2018 Hingham High School winners  Michael Hill and Margeaux Fortin with Sam’s children Addisyn and Tyler Bastia