Who should write my letters of recommendation?

<p>I am applying to a summer program abroad involving 1) scientific research, and 2) traveling the country, learning more about its culture, etc.</p>

<p>The application asks for 3 letters of rec. I won several major awards for my research at the chemistry lab, so I definitely want to include that one. I really had a wonderful time at the medical school internship and my advisers there would have a lot to say about me both as a person and a young scientist. </p>

<p>I'm not sure if I should go with my history teacher or my science teacher. Both know me well. Though the latter is more familiar with my research involvement and skills, the former has a more well-rounded knowledge of who I am.</p>

<p>A) Science teacher familiar with my research, 2 research advisers at the university level (one is chemistry research, the other is medical research at a well-known hospital)
B) History teacher, 2 research advisers</p>

<p>So I'm not sure which to go with - focus on the science aspect of the program and send all 3 sciencey recs, or go with one non-science rec?</p>

<p>Not sure where to put this, so hopefully this is a good sub-forum. :)</p>

<p>Go with the person that knows you better.</p>

<p>agree with SnowflakeVT</p>

<p>Make sure they don't get redundant. If they're all going to be about your research, that's a problem. Each letter needs to add something to your application. If your history teacher can discuss a side of you beyond your research, I'd go with that.</p>

<p>They both know me pretty well, though I'd say that my history teacher knows me beyond science better - my interest in people, through history and business, for example. But my science teacher would obviously know me in science learning environment, rather than a science research environment, which strike me as two different things...other opinions?</p>