NCACC Frank Bonner Scholarship

In June 2004, the NCACC Risk Management Pools Board of Trustees adopted a resolution honoring the life of Frank Bonner, a dedicated long-serving commissioner from Beaufort County who was instrumental in establishing the Pools and served as both Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees for many years. The intent of the scholarship is to further the risk management education of a county employee who has demonstrated great initiative and dedication to implementing risk management techniques in the workplace.

The 2016 award consists of full payment of registration and associated fees, hotel and all travel expenses to attend a 3-day portion of the 2016 PRIMA Institute, which takes place beginning Monday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 28, in Pittsburgh. This year's Institute features 2 tracks - one designed for beginner risk managers and a 2nd for those requiring more advanced courses. Winners may also opt to attend another safety or risk management conference in place of the PRIMA Institute, such as the annual NC Safety Conference of the Annual Conference of the American Association of Safety Engineers. Further details on these events will be posted as they become available.
In order to be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be employed by a county that participates in the NCACC Liability & Property Pool or the Workers' Compensation Pool, and 
  • Be primarily responsible for risk management and/or insurance administration for that county (or county entity). 
Applicants may download and complete an application form or contact to be emailed or faxed a copy of the application. As an alternative, an applicant may:
  • Submit a written statement that answers the following questions: "What areas of risk management would you like to enhance/develop through additional training?" and “Why do you believe you should receive this opportunity to further your risk management education?” The written statement should include the applicant's full name, job title, and length of time in current position; and should explain what risk management responsibilities their current job description includes and describes in detail their experience acting as the county or entity’s risk manager; and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the county manager that should include a statement affirming approval of the individual's time away to attend the 2013 PRIMA Institute for three days in the first week of November.  
The deadline for applications is Friday, July 15. Applications should be emailed to; mailed to NCACC, Attn: NCACC Risk Management, 215 N. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27603; or faxed to (919) 719-1101.