NCACC Frank Bonner Scholarship

Since 2004, the NCACC Risk Management Pools has offered an opportunity for county staff to apply to receive additional risk management training through the Frank Bonner Scholarship Award. This scholarship honors the life of Frank Bonner, a dedicated and long-serving commissioner from Beaufort County who passed away in February 2004. Frank was a successful insurance agent in the Aurora and Washington area for many years and was instrumental in establishing the NCACC Risk Management Pools in the early 1980s. He served as both a Trustee and the Chair of the NCACC’s Board of Trustees for many years.

The award will pay for registration and associated necessary fees, hotel, and travel expenses to attend the 5-day PRIMA Institute – a program offered annually through the Public Risk Management Association. An excellent learning opportunity geared for both beginning and seasoned risk managers, the program uses case studies that examine real-life scenarios. Those scenarios may be used to develop templates for risk management tools by the participant when they return to their county, and taking away a single, proven tool can reap huge savings for your county. Attendance will also provide participants the chance to meet others in the field of risk management – many with years of experience.

To be eligible to apply and attend, applicants must be employed full-time by a county that participates in the NCACC Liability & Property Pool and/or the Workers’ Compensation Pool and be assigned to work at least 20 hours per week on either workers’ compensation and/or property and liability issues, as well as be principally responsible for their county’s risk management and/or insurance administration.

To apply, fill out the application here

NOTE: Your county manager must also submit his/her endorsement of your application and approval of your absence from the county for the week of Oct. 21-25, 2019. They may do so by signing a downloaded copy of your application or by separate email to

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or the PRIMA Institute, please call 919.719.1117 or email In 2019, the application deadline is Monday, July 15.