Sentinels of the Republic

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Williams offers a [ Sentinels of the Republic Advanced Study Prize]: “From a fund established in 1944 by the Sentinels of the Republic, this prize designates an unusually gifted senior as the Sentinels of the Republic Scholar, who receives a substantial stipend to cover costs associated with a year-long advanced research project in American politics under the direction of the Political Science faculty.” Williams is the only school to offer an award named for the Sentinels of the Republic. Where does this group come from, and why such a prize?