Steve Belletire Design Scholarship

The Steve Belletire Design Scholarship was established by Steve Belletire, a Professional Industrial Designer and Emeritus Faculty member of the SIU Carbondale School of Art & Design Department.

Professor Belletire began his design career in Chicago in 1971 after earning a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in trade show exhibit design and electronic consumer products. Professor Belletire joined Joss Design Group and enjoyed a 20 + year career specializing in new product development and packaging design. During his product design career he helped develop over 400 products for commercial, industrial and consumer markets, and he was awarded 12 patents. Professor Belletire was the Vice-President of Product Development when he left Joss in 1997 to join the Art & Design faculty at SIU.

During his career at SIU, he developed a research agenda focused on ecological design and developed many research consulting partnerships with major corporations. Professor Belletire retired from SI U in 2015, but continues to work with various companies to help them integrate ecological design methodologies.

Professor Belletire established this scholarship to support Design students who have demonstrated creativity, innovation, and a command of design process tools, and commitment to the profession of Design.

  • Scholarship for full-time students in communication or industrial design.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed 200 and 300 level design courses in the spring semester of any academic year, and must indicate their intent to complete their degree at SIU.
  • Applicants must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 GPA in all design courses.
  • A resume’ and summary of the applicant’s design specialization work in PDF format must be submitted to complete the application. The Design concentration summary may not exceed 8 pages and should include no less than 2 and no more than 4 design projects.*

Professor Steve Belletire
Area of Interest
College of Arts & Media, Art & Design