Creighton Peden Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Hubert C. Normile, Jr. in honor of the founding president of IARPT, formerly known as the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought.


This scholarship facilitates attendance, at the IARPT annual meeting, of new scholars whose research interests and scholarly potential make them possible candidates for IARPT membership and for whom cost might be an obstacle.

Depending on the availability of funds, the scholarship may cover conference registration and some additional expenses.


Scholarships will be awarded to recipients recommended by a member in good standing.

The submission deadline is usually April 15 or thereabouts each year.

Application Procedures

Cognizant of the broadly liberal and progressive philosophical orientations of IARPT, the recommender should send to the IARPT secretary a copy of the candidate’s CV with a brief cover letter describing that person’s potential. The candidate will subsequently supply some description of her/his financial need.

Recipients of scholarships will be notified as quickly as possible after review by the executive board.