The Independent Women’s Forum has extended the deadline for the 2009-2010 College Essay Contest, due to the enormous amount of interest in this year’s question.

The new deadline will be December 31, 2009. All entries must be postmarked by that date and sent via mail to our headquarters in Washington, D.C.

This year’s question:

Many campus coffee shops boast that they “proudly serve fair trade coffee,” but does the fair trade movement actually make a difference in the lives of the poor and disadvantaged?  Is free trade also fair trade?

For questions regarding the essay contest, please email [email protected] .

Visit our web site to download and print out the application form.

Good luck!