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 member employee who has demonstrated great initiative and dedication to implementing risk management techniques in the workplace.

The award consists of full payment of registration and associated fees, hotel, and travel expenses to attend the 5-day PRIMA Institute, which takes place in different cities throughout the U.S. each year.

PRIMA Institute is the premier educational program for new risk managers and seasoned risk professionals seeking to learn more about emerging trends and best practices in risk management. An innovative academic symposium comprised of fundamental risk management curriculum and outstanding faculty, PRIMA Institute 2020, also offers an excellent networking opportunity for public entity risk managers.

The winner will also receive a framed award certificate, along with a check to cover their incidental expenses, which will be presented by a representative of the NCACC at a Board of Commissioners meeting or other county staff event of the member’s choosing.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be employed by a county that participates in the NCACC Liability & Property Pool or the Workers Compensation Pool
  • Be primarily responsible for risk management and/or insurance administration for that county (or county entity).
NCACC Risk Control Specialist Bob Carruth (left) presents the 2019 Frank Bonner Scholarship award to Halifax County Fire Marshal Roland Tellier.